The kids and I recently used air-dry clay for the first time. It was really fun and easy to use. I have thought of a hundred (okay maybe not that many) projects in which we can use this clay.
My daughter and I decided to make a small dish for her teacher for Valentine’s Day. We are going to fill the dish with chocolates and put it in a cellophane bag with a pretty tie and tag. The teacher can sit it on her desk to hold paper clips and odd and ends. It would also be perfect to make for grandma or mom to hold rings and jewelry. My daughter was really proud of how her finished bowls turned out. It was a great project that she did mostly herself.
How To | Clay Dish
- White Air-Dry Clay by Crayola (found in children’s craft section at Jo-Ann’s)
- Rolling Pin
- Decorative Edge Scissors
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brush
- Wax Paper
- Choose a lump of clay and knead it in your hands until softened. Add a tiny bit of water if the clay is too hard.
- Roll out clay on wax paper, then shape sides up to form a bowl shape. We used a small square shape jar and put that in the centered of the rolled out clay and then shaped the clay up around the jar.
- Use a decorative edge scissors to cut clay off around the rim of the bowl and create a pretty edge.
- Use your finger to apply a small amount of water to the bowl to smooth out any rough spots.
- Let dry until clay turns white.
- Use acrylic paints to decorate your bowl.
- Fill with chocolates or candy and wrap in cellophane bag and tie with pretty bow. Give to your Valentine!